President Donald Trump criticized former President Barack Obama for his own administration’s policy of detaining and housing illegal immigrant children from Central America, in a cabinet meeting Thursday.
“In 2014, in the Obama Administration they have pictures so bad they had a judge that said it was inhumane the way they were treating children. Take a look at some of the court rulings against the Obama Administration. They talked about the inhumane treatment,” Trump said, adding “all over the place. Inhumane treatment. They were treating them terribly.”
Photos have once again resurfaced of the Obama administration’s detention facilities for unaccompanied minors during the central american migrant crisis of 2014. Tens of thousands of children from central America flooded the U.S.-Mexico border and were often kept in fenced off conditions wrapped in foil blankets.
Trump has been roundly criticized for the same conditions as his administration prosecuted families who illegally crossed the border, rather than release them into the interior of the country.